Prayer: Spirit of God, guide us to know and use our gifts and may we all find a way to fit in. Amen.
Reading: I Corinthians 12: 1-11 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: Recently in the weekly church newsletter there was a call out for someone to take over keeping up the church website once the present volunteer "retires." Don't look at me. Sign me up to bake bread for Communion or lead Sunday School songs. Sure, I could learn how to be a webmaster but I don't think my heart would be in it. Besides, the person who is a whiz with technology might be the last one to sign up to sing.
There are a variety of gifts but the same Spirit. There are varieties of service but the same Lord. There are varieties of activities but the same God who activates them in everyone. Someone will step up to be the webmaster. I will keep singing. We all find a way to fit in.
-- Ruth Gates
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